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Cocoa mayor’s son pleads not guilty to drug charges

Cocoa mayor's son pleads not guilty to drug charges Hide Transcript Show Transcript SUMMER: INVESTIGATORS ARE CALLING JAKE WILLIAMS III A RINGLEADER AND MASTERMIND OF A DRUG ORGANIZATION. WESH 2’S DAN BILLOW LOOKS INTO HIS CRIMINAL PAST, AND THE NEWEST ALLEGED ACTIVIT DAN: JAKE WILLIAMS III IS CHARGED WITH 75 CRIMES IN THE WAKE OF…
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Cocoa mayor’s son pleads not guilty to drug charges


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SUMMER: INVESTIGATORS ARE CALLING JAKE WILLIAMS III A RINGLEADER AND MASTERMIND OF A DRUG ORGANIZATION. WESH 2’S DAN BILLOW LOOKS INTO HIS CRIMINAL PAST, AND THE NEWEST ALLEGED ACTIVIT DAN: JAKE WILLIAMS III IS CHARGED WITH 75 CRIMES IN THE WAKE OF SEVERAL WEEKS OF INVESTIGATION. A NEWLY RELEASED ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVIT DETAILS HIS ALLEGED ACTIVITIES, OFTEN TAKING PLACE IN BROAD DAYLIGHT AT A COCOA FOOD MARKET. DETECTIVES MONITORING HIS PHONE CALLS SAY HE USED CODE WORDS TO SELL CRACK COCAINE, KNOWN PHONE CARDS ON THE STREET; OR HEROIN, KNOWN AS BAG. >> IT’S A TOTAL SHOCK TO ME. I’VE TAUGHT HIM BETTER; I’VE RAISED HIM BETTE DAN: COCOA MAYOR AND FATHER OF THE SUSPECT JAKE WILLIAMS CALLS IT A SHOCK, BUT IT’S NOT A SURPRISE TO PROSECUTORS, WHO’VE PUT THE YOUNGER WILLIAMS IN PRISON IN THE PAST. >> THE MAJORITY OF HIS CRIMINAL HISTORY DEALS WITH DEALING IN DRUGS. IT IS CLEAR THAT MR. WILLIAMS IS THE COORDINATO DAN WITH THAT, A JUDGE SLAPPED : MOR THAN $1 MILLION IN BAIL ON WILLIAMS, SAYING IT WAS FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE COMMUNITY. A DEFENSE ATTORNEY PROTESTED. >> WE’RE OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN BONDS, AND I’VE HAD MURDER SUSPECTS WITH LESS THAN THAT DAN: THE JUDGE SAID IT’S AN APPROPRIATE AMOUNT OF BAIL FOR SOMEONE BELIEVED TO BE A CRIMINAL MASTERMIN I MASTERMIND, ACCORDING TO DETECTIVES, OF A VERY LARGE DRUG RING. IT MAY KEEP WILLIAMS BEHIND BARS WHILE HE AWAITS TRIA

Cocoa mayor’s son pleads not guilty to drug charges

The son of a local mayor pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to numerous drug crimes after being called the ringleader and mastermind of a drug organization.Jake Williams, III is charged with 75 crimes after several weeks of investigation.A newly released arrest warrant affidavit details his alleged activities, often taking place in broad daylight at a Cocoa food market.Cocoa Mayor and father of the suspect Jake Williams calls it a shock, but it’s not a surprise to prosecutors, who’ve put the younger Williams in prison in the past.”The majority of his criminal history involves dealing in drugs. It is clear that Mr. Williams is the coordinator,” prosecutor Don Loughran said.A judge ordered more than $1 million bond, saying it was for the protection of the community.

COCOA, Fla. —

The son of a local mayor pleaded not guilty Thursday afternoon to numerous drug crimes after being called the ringleader and mastermind of a drug organization.

Jake Williams, III is charged with 75 crimes after several weeks of investigation.

A newly released arrest warrant affidavit details his alleged activities, often taking place in broad daylight at a Cocoa food market.

Cocoa Mayor and father of the suspect Jake Williams calls it a shock, but it’s not a surprise to prosecutors, who’ve put the younger Williams in prison in the past.

“The majority of his criminal history involves dealing in drugs. It is clear that Mr. Williams is the coordinator,” prosecutor Don Loughran said.

A judge ordered more than $1 million bond, saying it was f

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